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Weekend cafe hot spot: Sweet Bones, Braddon

By 5 September 2015
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Hey team! Bec here, filling in for Sophia while she's off on holidays. Hanging out in cute cafes is probably my number one pastime, so feel free to grab a cuppa, kick back and jo...

Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 1
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The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is ...

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 1
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When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of th...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in O'Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday! Saturday 5 September 7 Atholbar Way Karabar 8am to 4pm Bric a brac, toys, c...

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 9
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

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Time to help Keep our corner of Australia Beautiful

By 29 April 2009 2

Simon Corbell has launched local involvement in the Sustainable Cities Awards 2009: "These awards are a great way to recognise people and organisations that have shown leadership in taking steps to protect and enhance the quality of our valued environment," Mr Corbell said. The awards are orga...

Images of Canberra - Them turning leaves

By 29 April 2009 8

Brendo has sent in this picture of the turning leaves being enjoyed by the inner suburbs of Canberra this Autumn. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Hmm Dirt! Must have hit a nerve...

By 29 April 2009 94

Word comes back that there's a grotty little email about me being hawked around town. So let's address this head on, here's the email in question: Subject: John Griffiths of the riotACT Dear Sir/Madam, Perhaps you might be interested to know of the following comment that what was recently ...

It's not just snow men up in the mountains

By 29 April 2009 3

Fly High Fly Far has sent in this one to show it's not just snow men up in the mountains of the ACT. It came with the following note: My partner Natalie her friend Vicki and my mate Christian decided to head up to the Brindies to check out how much snow had fallen and enjoy the picturesque se...

Music Video - The Ellis Collective Live at Woodford with "What it means"

By 29 April 2009 1

Live @ Woodford 2009 - The Ellis Collective - Means What it Means from The Ellis Collective on Vimeo. Canberra super-group The Ellis Collective are releasing a series of their live performances at the Woodford Folk Festival. The video is now up and apparently an mp3 version will follow soon. T...

The War Memorial's Eastern Precinct gets a facelift.

By 29 April 2009 1

The War Memorial has announced that they're starting construction of a re-vamped Eastern Precinct: The project, to be carried out by PBS Building, will restore the current temporary carpark to a landscaped environment, provide an underground carpark for almost 200 cars, improve bus parking and ac...

Getting tougher on diabetic drivers?

By 29 April 2009 12

At the Canberra Times the legal affairs reporter seems to have realised that he needs to go long in the second paragraph if he wants to get any content online. Today the issue is diabetic drivers with the diabetic Chief Coroner Ron Cahill handing down his findings from the 2003 incident when Mich...

Mrs Balfour goes for a run

By 29 April 2009 1

The Herald Sun brings word of Celia Balfour's plans to join a charity run from Melbourne to Canberra. The widow of David Balfour, the Canberra firefighter killed by a falling branch on 17 February in fire devastated Victorian Marysville, is leaving Melbourne Town Hall this morning as part of a re...

A Brief Lesson in (Almost) Local History - Kenmore Hospital for the Insane -

By 29 April 2009 28

On the weekend of the 26th April, a friend and I had the great privilege of attending a guided tour of Kenmore Hospital (For the insane) and its grounds. This was of particular poignance for me as my Grandmother was admitted there several times as a patient in the middle of last century (Volunta...

Changes to public art funding

By 28 April 2009 57

There's been a lot of talk over the weekend about announced changes to the controversial public art program. Oddly enough none of it has appeared online. So I asked the Chief Minister’s office if there would be a statement on the subject and they have kindly provided this: Statement f...

How to get into snow business

By 28 April 2009 40

[First filed: April 28, 2009 @ 08:30] Having seen the weather report over the weekend and wanting to offer a new experience to my two-year-old daughter, I had been musing whether to head to the Brindabellas for some fun in the snow yesterday. Then I happened upon this post in which comment...

Avoid the Bonair Prorox B521i?

By 28 April 2009 8

Once again my awesome ducted heating failed  (I am talking about the Bonair Prorox B521i model, for those that aren't familiar with this piece of crap) on the very first day it needed to be used again.  FC:01 code on the controller again.  I was assured last time that this problem would n...

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